Origin of orificeFrench from Late Latin orificium from Classical Latin os (gen. oris), a mouth (see oral) + -ficere from facere, to make, do
The mouth is an orifice.
The definition of an orifice is an opening, especially an opening to the body or the opening of a tube or pipe.
The mouth is an example of an orifice.
An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.
Origin of orificeMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin ōrificium Latin ōs ōr- mouth ; see ōs- in Indo-European roots.Latin -ficium a making, doing ( from facere to make ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.)
orifice - Medical Definition
An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body.
- or′i·fi′cial (-fĭsh′əl)
- Genital orifice not covered by an operculum.
- The water is expelled from the branchial chambers by one or two tubes opening by one orifice in most Batrachians.
- He remarked that the flow of water from an orifice depends not only on the magnitude of the orifice itself, but also on the height of the water in the reservoir; and that a pipe employed to carry off a portion of water from an aqueduct should, as circumstances required, have a position more or less inclined to the original direction of the current.
- He had discovered a contraction in the vein of fluid (vena contracta) which issued from the orifice, and found that, at the distance of about a diameter of the aperture, the section of the vein was contracted in the subduplicate ratio of two to one.
- He was sprouting tubes from every orifice - and then some.